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Knowing who the Grand National runners are is important if you’re betting on the main event at Aintree Racecourse. This is all about the horses hoping to run in the world’s most famous steeplechase. We have all the Grand National runners and riders this year, plus plenty more besides.

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Grand National Runners List

There are so many more horses entered than just the 40 that can run in this race. That is part of what makes any Grand National runners list so intriguing. We are dealing with one of the biggest horse racing events anywhere in the world here. Racehorse trainers plot the entire season around getting the equine athletes to peak fitness at Aintree.

Grand National runners

While jockey bookings won’t be known until the week of the race, Grand National runners and riders are still worth looking at. Below you will find all the information you need on those entered in the big race. There are Grand National runners and weights they carry side by side with ages, trainers and recent form to help you find the right horse for you:

JP McManus quartered cap1. Minella Times

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Henry De Bromhead
  • Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  • GN Rating: 161
  • Weight: 11st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 221-FP
  • Odds: 10/1

Last year’s winner now 15lb higher in the weights and not won since. Bound to have been trained for another tilt at Aintree glory, though, but will find things tougher off career high mark and topweight.

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2. Delta Work

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Jack Kennedy
  • GN Rating: 160
  • Weight: 11st 9lb
  • Recent Form: U3-4661
  • Odds: 11/1

Ended two-year drought without a win as the Cheltenham Festival party pooper when denying Tiger Roll a winning retirement in the Cross Country. Looked rejuvenated on heavy ground but not guaranteed to get it at Aintree. National course will be a sterner test of jumping too.

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3. School Boy Hours

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Noel Meade
  • Jockey: Sean Flanagan
  • GN Rating: 142
  • Weight: 10st 5lb
  • Recent Form: 2436-1P
  • Odds: 28/1

Paddy Power Chase winner on penultimate start needed every yard of that to win at Leopardstown. Previously thought a sound surface was unsuitable but didn’t like conditions at Cheltenham when pulled up in the Kim Muir latest. Replaces owner-companion Easysland.

JP McManus

4. Any Second Now

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Ted Walsh
  • Jockey: Mark Walsh
  • GN Rating: 159
  • Weight: 11st 8lb
  • Recent Form: P13-961
  • Odds: 11/1

Unlucky third in last year’s Grand National off 7lb lower when hampered at the 12th. Campaigned over hurdles by his trainer after that and got up on the line in Grade 3 Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse latest, so looks sure to have this as his target. Obvious candidate despite rise in the weights, if granted better fortune in this lottery.

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5. Run Wild Fred

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Davy Russell
  • GN Rating: 158
  • Weight: 11st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 22-2122
  • Odds: 16/1

Last year’s runner-up in the Thyestes and Irish National broke maiden tag over fences in the Troytown Handicap at Navan this autumn. More to come from this second season chaser, but the way Stattler breezed past him to win the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham is a concern.

Taylor and ODwyer6. Lostintranslation

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Colin Tizzard
  • Jockey: Harry Cobden
  • GN Rating: 157
  • Weight: 11st 6lb
  • Recent Form: 5P-15P8
  • Odds: 66/1

Haydock Betfair Chase scorer in 2019 ended two-year drought after breathing issues with success in 1965 Chase at Ascot in November. Luckless third attempt at King George around Kempton and also pulled up in Ascot Chase. Beaten almost 20 lengths in the Ultima at Cheltenham latest, so needs to find consistency.

Ricci green cap7. Brahma Bull

  • Age: 11yo
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Brian Hayes
  • GN Rating: 157
  • Weight: 11st 6lb
  • Recent Form: 02333PU
  • Odds: 125/1

Pat Taaffe Handicap winner at last season’s Punchestown Festival after finishing down the field in Irish National. Runner-up in Kerry National before good third back at Punchestown and filled the same spot in Ladbrokes Trophy under a welter burden. Doesn’t look well-handicapped, though, and unseated on first try in Cross Country at Cheltenham.

Susannah Ricci

8. Burrows Saint

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Paul Townend
  • GN Rating: 156
  • Weight: 11st 5lb
  • Recent Form: 624-323
  • Odds: 25/1

Irish National winner in 2019 and fourth here last season, so Aintree a confirmed target target once again. Weakened out of contention on the long run-in that day but another year older and good second behind Al Boum Photo at Tramore before underwhelming third in Bobbyjo Chase. Still respected.

KTDA Racing9. Mount Ida

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Denis O’Regan
  • GN Rating: 156
  • Weight: 11st 5lb
  • Recent Form: 213-117
  • Odds: 66/1

Impressive Kim Muir scorer at Cheltenham last season, who was ridden cold and has won first two starts starts against her own sex over shorter distances this term. Ran way below expectations when last of seven finishers in Mares Chase at the Festival latest jumping poorly and markedly right.

Mulryan10. Longhouse Poet

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Martin Brassil
  • Jockey: Darragh O’Keeffe
  • GN Rating: 155
  • Weight: 11st 4lb
  • Recent Form: 231-717
  • Odds: 16/1

Beat Run Wild Fred on final start of last season, but posted career best when ante post gamble landed in Thyestes Chase on penultimate outing. Maintained fitness over hurdles since. Crafty trainer has won the Grand National before, so this one respected despite 10lb higher mark from Gowran glory.

Taylor Burley and ODwyer11. Fiddlerontheroof

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Colin Tizzard
  • Jockey: Brendan Powell Jr
  • GN Rating: 155
  • Weight: 11st 4lb
  • Recent Form: 23-122
  • Odds: 16/1

Consistent chaser and never out the frame in nine starts over fences. Placed at both Cheltenham and Aintree festivals as a novice last term, and has won in Listed company since. Gallant staying on runner-up in the Ladbrokes Trophy after that and hit the crossbar again when filling same spot in Swinley Chase at Ascot latest.

May We Never Be Found Out12. Two For Gold

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Kim Bailey
  • Jockey: David Bass
  • GN Rating: 154
  • Weight: 11st 3lb
  • Recent Form: 3U-112
  • Odds: 40/1

Grade 2-winning novice chaser with three recent wins on CV, including both outings this term. Followed-up on Doncaster handicap success with Fleur De Lys Chase victory at Lingfield and ran another belter when runner-up in Ascot Chase latest. Unseated rider at the Canal Turn in the Topham over the National fences, however.

Kelvin-Hughes13. Santini

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Polly Gundry
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield
  • GN Rating: 153
  • Weight: 11st 2lb
  • Recent Form: 53P-428
  • Odds: 50/1

Two years without a win but runner-up in 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup and back to something like his best when filling same spot in Cotswold Chase at that venue on penultimate start. Left Nicky Henderson for a smaller stable last summer. Potentially well-handicapped on pick of his form. Eighth in this season’s Gold Cup.

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14. Samcro

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • GN Rating: 152
  • Weight: 11st 1lb
  • Recent Form: 602803
  • Odds: 80/1

Coming down in the weights and has certainly peaked. Not the force of old for some time and did have issues with his lungs and breathing earlier in his career. Connections have others with stronger cases than this once mighty horse. Third at Down Royal latest and last won in May 2021 at Killarney.

McNeill family15. Escaria Ten

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Adrian Heskin
  • GN Rating: 152
  • Weight: 11st 1lb
  • Recent Form: 123P-82
  • Odds: 20/1

Third in last season’s National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham but then pulled-up in Irish Grand National. Came on for return to action when eighth in the Thyestes, however, when mugged on the line in the Bobbyjo. Retains potential for a top Irish stable, especially on softer surface.

Simon Munir and Isaac Souede16. Good Boy Bobby

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: Daryl Jacob
  • GN Rating: 150
  • Weight: 10st 13lb
  • Recent Form: 2-31217
  • Odds: 33/1

Wetherby wins either side of head defeat in Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle this season. Well-placed by connections to land the Rowland Meyrick but up 4lb for that and was all out. Couldn’t build on that when seventh in Kempton Grade 3 latest.

17. Romain De Senam

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: David Pipe
  • Jockey: Philip Armson
  • GN Rating: 142
  • Weight: 10st 5lb
  • Recent Form: B134-P
  • Odds: 200/1

Now on third British stable and pulled up on debut for Pipe’s Pond House team when always towards the rear in Midlands Grand National latest. Has stamina to prove and replaced Lord Du Mesnil.Gigginstown House Stud red cap

18. Coko Beach

  • Age: 7yo
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Jonjo O’Neill Jr
  • GN Rating: 150
  • Weight: 10st 13lb
  • Recent Form: 46P644
  • Odds: 80/1

Thyestes and Ten Up winner as a novice last season. Seventh in the Irish Grand National, but hasn’t appeared to have got home in any of his subsequent outings. Connections likely have runners with better claims and this may come too soon in his career.

Making Bacon Partnership19. De Rasher Counter

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Emma Lavelle
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge
  • GN Rating: 149
  • Weight: 10st 12lb
  • Recent Form: 4P/2-4
  • Odds: 66/1

Should come on for first run in 489 days when fourth in the Denman Chase at Newbury. Back form includes 2019 Ladbrokes Trophy success but had just two races in the last two years. Difficult horse to assess.

Simon Munir and Isaac Souede white cap

20. Kildisart

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Ben Pauling
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Weight: 10st 12lb
  • Recent Form: 52/37-4
  • Odds: 66/1

Grade 3 handicap chase winner on the Mildmay course back here in 2019 but no win since. Shaped nicely after 462-day racecourse absence when staying on into fourth over inadequate trip in Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury on return.

Andrew Gemmell21. Discorama

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Paul Nolan
  • Jockey: Bryan Cooper
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Weight: 10st 11lb
  • Recent Form: 257-52
  • Odds: 40/1

Weakened into seventh in last year’s Grand National for his shrewd Irish trainer. Lightly-raced since the end of 2019, however, and looks sure to have another crack at this high on his agenda. Back form includes second in National Hunt Chase.

Harbour Rose Partnership22. Top Ville Ben

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Phil Kirby
  • Jockey: Tommy Dowson
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Weight: 10st 11lb
  • Recent Form: PF5312
  • Odds: 80/1

Fell over the National fences on second start this season but better efforts when third in Rowland Meyrick and hurdles success in conditions contest at Lingfield. Kept on when runner-up in Grade 2 Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock latest.

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23. Enjoy D’Allen

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Ciaran Murphy
  • Jockey: Conor Orr
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Weight: 10st 11lb
  • Recent Form: 23-735
  • Odds: 16/1

Keeping on third in the Paddy Power Chase after filling the same spot in the Irish National. Campaigned over hurdles in-between and since those efforts, presumably to protect his mark for a crack at this. Two career chase wins on soft/heavy but Irish Point form on good/yielding. Bought by leading Irish owner JP McManus in February.

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24. Anibale Fly

  • Age: 12yo
  • Trainer: Tony Martin
  • Jockey: Luke Dempsey
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Weight: 10st 11lb
  • Recent Form: 5P3-9098
  • Odds: 100/1

Seasoned Aintree campaigner after hitting the frame here in 2018 and 2019. Pulled up in last year’s Grand National but ran a blinder off top weight when third at Punchestown Festival. Shrewd trainer may have laid him out for one last foray to Merseyside.

M Warren25. Dingo Dollar

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Sandy Thomson
  • Jockey: Ryan Mania
  • GN Rating: 148
  • Weight: 10st 11lb
  • Recent Form: P12-435
  • Odds: 40/1

Pulled up in last season’s Grand Sefton over the fences but string of creditable efforts since joining current trainer. Gallant runner-up in the Scottish National on final start of last season. Built on reappearance at Kelso with third in Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle but only fifth in Kelso’s Premier Chase since.

S Mangan26. Freewheelin Dylan

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Dermot McLoughlin
  • Jockey: Ricky Doyle
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 1-46UP
  • Odds: 50/1

Irish National hero last Easter from the front and has been trained specifically for this ever since. Not completed either of last two starts.

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27. Class Conti

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 340-P90
  • Odds: 150/1

Last of 15 to complete in last year’s Grand National. Has run his best races around Gowran Park but only some minor headway into ninth in third crack at Thyestes and further down the field in Leinster National latest.

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28. Noble Yeats

  • Age: 7yo
  • Trainer: Emmet Mullins
  • Jockey: Sam Waley-Cohen
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 1469P29
  • Odds: 66/1

Novice bought by Robert Waley-Cohen after good second in Grade 2 Towton Novices Chase at Wetherby and ninth in the Ultima at Cheltenham latest. This could be too much too soon but one to follow for the future.

Allson Sparkle Ltd29. Mighty Thunder

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Lucinda Russell
  • Jockey: Derek Fox
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 21-4PP
  • Odds: 40/1

Edinburgh and Scottish National winner now represents best of Midlands National form with Time To Get Up not qualified to run here. Not in the same shape since, but trainer has landed Aintree glory before.

Trevor Hemmings30. Cloth Cap

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill
  • Jockey: Tom Scudamore
  • GN Rating: 147
  • Weight: 10st 10lb
  • Recent Form: 1P-46R3
  • Odds: 28/1

Confirmed frontrunner pulled up as favourite in the Grand National last season. Creditable fourth under huge weight at Cheltenham on reappearance but refusal at Ascot is a concern. Third in Doncaster’s Grimthorpe Chase since and needs to go left-handed. Good ground important.

O Fox-Pitt31. Snow Leopardess

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Charlie Longsdon
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Weight: 10st 9lb
  • Recent Form: 46-111
  • Odds: 11/1

Game mare who returned to training after having a foal and has won all three starts this season. Bolted up against her own sex at Exeter latest but was all out to win the Becher over the National fences before that and this is a mile further.

Dr S P Fitzgerald32. Agusta Gold

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Willie Mullins
  • Jockey: Danny Mullins
  • GN Rating: 146
  • Weight: 10st 9lb
  • Recent Form: 40-8PP2
  • Odds: 100/1

Heavy ground mare an unlucky second in 2020 Irish Grand National Trial. Went one better after a long layoff in reappearance last season but not in same form since. Pulled up in both the Paddy Power Chase and Thyestes, then beaten favourite at Down Royal.

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33. Commodore

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Venetia Williams
  • Jockey: Charlie Deutsch
  • GN Rating: 142
  • Weight: 10st 5lb
  • Recent Form: 2U9P-1
  • Odds: 33/1

Up 9lb for romp when making virtually in Cheltenham Grade 3 on reappearance. Had Thyestes third Mister Fogpatches, subsequent winner Court Master and Santini all well-beaten that day. Yard has had fine season and got a late defection to sneak in off career high mark. Replaces Phoenix Way.

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34. Deise Aba

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Philip Hobbs
  • Jockey: Tom O’Brien
  • GN Rating: 145
  • Weight: 10st 8lb
  • Recent Form: P-22P2
  • Odds: 66/1

Dual winner of the old Gainsborough Chase at Sandown that has three recent narrow defeats including the London National and that race again. Shapes like step up in trip will suit but pulled up in Welsh National and during last year’s Cheltenham Festival.

Darren and Annaley Yates35. Blaklion

  • Age: 13yo
  • Trainer: Dan Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • GN Rating: 145
  • Weight: 10st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 6-511P
  • Odds: 66/1

Veteran running with renewed vigour after superb sixth in this off same mark last year. Built on encouraging reappearance fifth at Bangor with wins in veterans chase and The Last Fling at Haydock. Good record over these famous fences but may have shown himself too well on winter ground. Pulled in Grand National Trial latest.

Robcour36. Poker Party

  • Age: 10yo
  • Trainer: Henry De Bromhead
  • Jockey: Robbie Power
  • GN Rating: 145
  • Weight: 10st 8lb
  • Recent Form: 143/00P
  • Odds: 125/1

Not won since head success in 2019 Kerry National off 138. Had problems and missed 666 days of action, so still may be rebuilding fitness with down the field efforts in Paddy Power Chase and over hurdles. Lacked fluency when pulled up on first try over Cross Country at Cheltenham latest.

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37. Death Duty

  • Age: 11yo
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Jockey: Jordan Gainford
  • GN Rating: 144
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 76-5716
  • Odds: 40/1

Snapped four-year losing streak with victory in Irish Grand National Trial at Punchestown. Clearly built on efforts in Paddy Power and Thyestes Chase. Perhaps not the force of old but could be well-handicapped on back form. Only sixth in Ultima at Cheltenham since but drop back in trip was against him.

38. Domaine De L’Isle

  • Age: 9yo
  • Trainer: Sean Curran
  • Jockey: Harry Bannister
  • GN Rating: 144
  • Weight: 10st 7lb
  • Recent Form: 11-P420
  • Odds: 125/1

Dual winner at Kempton and Cheltenham last spring. Modest fourth in Becher over National fences since. Didn’t fire when down the field in Eider Chase latest, though.

D J Burke39. Eclair Surf

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Emma Lavelle
  • Jockey: Tom Bellamy
  • GN Rating: 143
  • Weight: 10st 6lb
  • Recent Form: 18-F312
  • Odds: 14/1

Classic Chase scorer at Warwick after plugging on third behind subsequent Welsh Grand National victor at Chepstow. Ran well under welter burden in Eider Chase at Newcastle and winner of that had scored since. Has a mistake in him, so that could find him out at Aintree.

T F F Nixon40. Fortescue

  • Age: 8yo
  • Trainer: Henry Daly
  • Jockey: Hugh Nugent
  • GN Rating: 143
  • Weight: 10st 6lb
  • Recent Form: -37231
  • Odds: 28/1

Kept on into third in Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock and needed every yard to win Swinley Chase from Fiddlerontheroof at Ascot latest. Progressive type but jockey can’t claim in Grand National. Last horse in the field.

Complete List of Grand National Runners

Grand National runners

We haven’t featured all entries in our above list but just the top 50 or so Grand National runners left in the race. Remember, the maximum field size is 40. That means initial early closing entries of runners for the Grand National are very over-subscribed. From an initial 107 horses entered, there are now 78 left who could still line up at Aintree, although anything below 50 is unlikely to get in. Here are all the runners in the Grand National as things stand:

  1. Minella Times
  2. Delta Work
  3. School Boy Hours
  4. Any Second Now
  5. Run Wild Fred
  6. Lostintranslation
  7. Brahma Bull
  8. Burrows Saint
  9. Mount Ida
  10. Longhouse Poet
  11. Fiddlerontheroof
  12. Two For Gold
  13. Santini
  14. Samcro
  15. Escaria Ten
  16. Good Boy Bobby
  17. Romain De Senam
  18. Coko Beach
  19. De Rasher Counter
  20. Discorama
  21. Kildisart
  22. Dingo Dollar
  23. Top Ville Ben
  24. Enjoy D’Allen
  25. Anibale Fly
  26. Freewheelin Dylan
  27. Class Conti
  28. Noble Yeats
  29. Mighty Thunder
  30. Cloth Cap
  31. Snow Leopardess
  32. Agusta Gold
  33. Commodore
  34. Deise Aba
  35. Blaklion
  36. Poker Party
  37. Death Duty
  38. Domaine De L’Isle
  39. Eclair Surf
  40. Fortescue

Grand National Runners and Weights

All Grand National runners have a certain weight they must carry. This is allotted to them by the BHA handicapper, who frames a special handicap for the race. Irish horses are often harshly treated by this assessment, so remember that before betting. The Grand National runners and weights are released around Valentine’s Day, so we know then which horse has what weight.

The top weight is always 11st 10lb. In another era, the handicapper could give a horse 12st or even 12st 7lb if that helped to get others into the weight. Any horse carrying less than 10st is what they call out of the handicap, and running off a higher than allotted rating. Grand National runners today are luckier than horses of previous generations, that’s for sure.

In modern times, only a few have carried more than 11st around Aintree to victory. Like any race where ratings determine weight carried, well-handicapped horses often win the contest. You can see what runners and riders for the Grand National this year have got in our detailed list above.

Grand National Runners and Odds

Just like any horse race, there are Grand National odds available to those who want to bet. This is one of the few events in the sport where there is a market all year round. Things really get shaken up when potential Grand National runners are revealed with the release of initial entries towards the end of January or start of February.

Runner Odds
Minella Times  10/1 (Betway)
Any Second Now 11/1 (Betfred)
Delta Work 11/1 (William Hill)
Snow Leopardess 11/1 (Bet365)
Eclair Surf 14/1 (888Sport)
Longhouse Poet 16/1 (Bet365)
Fiddlerontheroof 16/1 (Spreadex)
Enjoy D’Allen 16/1 (Betfred)
Run Wild Fred 16/1 (BoyleSports)
Escaria Ten 20/1 (Bet365)

All prices quoted correct and 25/1 Bar as of 10:00 BST on Grand National day, Saturday, 9 April 2022.

It almost goes without saying that this is a very competitive race indeed, so horse racing betting sites should have an ante post market that reflects that. Seeing double figure odds for the field is what to expect. After all, there are 40 runners and many more than that entered. The good thing is if your horse isn’t among Grand National runners, then you may receive your stake back if they are balloted out of the final field.

Key Trials for Runners in the Grand National

You may see tomorrow’s Grand National runners in action throughout the season without even realising it. This is because there are some official and many more unofficial trial races for the world’s most famous steeplechase. Many of this year’s Grand National runners took part in the following 25 races in the UK and Ireland over the course of the previous 13 months.

25 Trials for Runners for the Grand National

Grand National Trial Racecourse Trial Distance When Most Recent Winner
Irish Grand National Fairyhouse 3m 5f Easter Freewheelin Dylan
Scottish Grand National Ayr 4m April Win My Wings
Bet365 Gold Cup Sandown 3m 5f April Potterman
BoyleSports Handicap Chase Punchestown 3m 7f April/May Mister Fogpatches
Cork Grand National Cork 3m 4f November Braeside
Ladbrokes Trophy Newbury 3m 2f November Cloudy Glen
Porterstown Handicap Chase Fairyhouse 3m 5f November Smoking Gun
Becher Chase Aintree 3m 2f December Snow Leopardess
Paddy Power Chase Leopardstown 3m December School Boy Hours
Welsh Grand National Chepstow 3m 6f December Iwilldoit
Classic Chase Warwick 3m 5f January Eclair Surf
Peter Marsh Chase Haydock 3m 1½f  January Royale Pagaille
Thyestes Chase Gowran Park 3m 1f January Longhouse Poet
Sky Bet Handicap Chase Doncaster 3m January Windsor Avenue
Irish Grand National Trial Punchestown 3m 4f February Death Duty
Grand National Trial Haydock 3m 4f February The Galloping Bear
Eider Chase Newcastle 4m 1f February Win My Wings
Bobbyjo Chase Fairyhouse 3m 1f February Any Second Now
Grimthorpe Handicap Chase Doncaster 3m 2f March Undersupervision
Ultima Handicap Chase Cheltenham 3m 1f March Corach Rambler
Cross Country Chase Cheltenham 3m 6f March Delta Work
National Hunt Chase Cheltenham 3m 6f March Stattler
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Cheltenham 3m 2f March Chambard
Cheltenham Gold Cup Cheltenham 3m 2½f March A Plus Tard
Midlands Grand National Uttoxeter 4m 2f March Screaming Colours

Past Grand National Winners And Runners Up

The runners and rides for the Grand National may contain past winners or horses placed at the track before. If you want to learn more about previous horse racing results, then you can do so on this very site. It may prove instructive to follow potential Grand National runners this way.

Just because a horse has done well in the big one at Aintree before doesn’t mean they will again. However, past Grand National results can tell us which horses performed over the marathon trip and infamous fences. Knowing that can help you make better informed decisions when betting. Here are recent Grand National winners and runners up for your information:

2022 Grand National

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Noble Yeats Sam Waley-Cohen Emmet Mullins 2¼ lengths 50/1
2nd Any Second Now Mark Walsh Ted Walsh 20 lengths 15/2

Grand National 2021

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Minella Times Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead 6½ lengths 11/1
2nd Balko Des Flos Aidan Coleman Henry De Bromhead 1¾ lengths 100/1

There was no Grand National race in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand National 2019

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Tiger Roll Davy Russell Gordon Elliott 2¾ lengths 4/1F
2nd Magic Of Light Paddy Kennedy Jessica Harrington 2¼ lengths 66/1

Grand National 2018

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Tiger Roll Davy Russell Gordon Elliott head 10/1
2nd Pleasant Company David Mullins Willie Mullins 11 lengths 66/1

Grand National 2017

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st One For Arthur Derek Fox Lucinda Russell 4½ lengths 14/1
2nd Cause Of Causes Mr Jamie Codd Gordon Elliott 3¾ lengths 16/1

Grand National 2016

Position Horse Jockey Trainer Distance SP
1st Rule The World David Mullins Mouse Morris 6 lengths 33/1
2nd The Last Samuri David Bass Kim Bailey 8 lengths 8/1JF

List of Recent Grand National Winners

  • 2021 – Minella Times
  • 2020 – No race
  • 2019 – Tiger Roll
  • 2018 – Tiger Roll
  • 2017 – One For Arthur
  • 2016 – Rule The World
  • 2015 – Many Clouds
  • 2014 – Pineau De Re
  • 2013 – Auroras Encore
  • 2012 – Neptune Collonges
  • 2011 – Ballabriggs
  • 2010 – Don’t Push It
  • 2009 – Mon Mome
  • 2008 – Comply Or Die
  • 2007 – Silver Birch
  • 2006 – Numbersixvalverde
  • 2005 – Hedgehunter

Grand National Non Runners List

There can be only 40 Grand National runners, so many horses are going to miss the cut. Others may not take up their early closing engagement with various declaration and forfeit stages following on from when initial entries come out at the end of January. See the latest Grand National non runners below. This list will get larger as we get close to the event View all of the non runners in the Grand National right here:

  • Assemble
  • Back On The Lash
  • Battleoverdoyen
  • Brace Yourself
  • Braeside
  • Caribbean Boy
  • Chantry House
  • Chatham Street Lad
  • Chris’s Dream
  • Cloudy Glen
  • Conflated
  • Court Maid
  • Double Shuffle
  • Easysland (withdrawn)
  • Eklat De Rire
  • El Presente
  • Elegant Escape
  • Eurobot
  • Farclas
  • Franco De Port
  • Galvin
  • Go Another One
  • Highland Hunter
  • Itchy Feet
  • Jett
  • Kalooki
  • Kapcorse
  • Kauto Riko
  • Lord Du Mesnil (withdrawn)
  • Melon
  • Milan Native
  • Mister Fogpatches
  • Off You Go
  • Ontheropes
  • Phoenix Way (withdrawn)
  • Roi Mage (reserve)
  • Sam Brown
  • The Big Dog
  • Tiger Roll
  • Time To Get Up
  • Uisce Beatha
  • Windsor Avenue

Grand National Runners Tips

There is a knack to finding value among the Grand National runners, because there are so many to choose from. That can be daunting for some novice, inexperienced and casual punters, but serious gamblers have their ways. We asked our experts for some Grand National tips and they were only too happy to oblige.

Over the years, they have found plenty of winners and placed horses that ran well in defeat in the world’s greatest steeplechase. Follow their Grand National runners tips and you may be onto something for the Aintree showpiece. Here are their top three pieces of advice:

Get Non Runner No Bet with Your Grand National Runners

While non runners in the Grand National are a fact of life, there is nothing worse than losing your stake without a run for your money. There is a simple way of eliminating this problem. Place your bets on your fancied Grand National runners with a bookmaker offering a non runner no bet (NRNB) or non runner money back (NRMB) deal. Among those, Betfred are well known for offering this promotion early on the Grand National runners and odds.

Wait Until Grand National Runners and Weights Come Out

A key part of betting on anything is knowing the right time to go in to the market. This is a fine judgment, perhaps built up on instinct and experience, so can be difficult to quantify. However, there is one key point in the ante post Grand National betting where things become clearer. That is halfway through February.

The Grand National runners and weights come out then, just a couple of weeks after the announcement of early closing entries. At this stage, you can start working out which horses you think will definitely get into the race and ones which may sneak in if some higher rated horses don’t turn up at Aintree. Patience could be a virtue as you can make more educated guesses by waiting for the weights.

Bet on Grand National Runners Each Way

If there is one tip our experts swear by then, it is to bet on all of the Grand National horse race runner odds that appeal to you each way. This is not a win only proposition as an event, even if using Grand National free bets on the race. There are 40 horses travelling around two circuits of Aintree, jumping 30 fences all covered in spruce with many obstacles bigger than regulation size for an ordinary steeplechase.

It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever to bet on just a win. Wait long enough and bookies will pay extra places on the Grand National runners and prices, perhaps even seventh and eighth. Getting five is the minimum any punter should take. These are the sort of Grand National betting offers you should be looking for. A placed horse can still return plenty of profit, because of the fiercely competitive nature of the race. Each way bets, covering both the win and the places, is the only way to go.

The Last Word on Grand National Runners

With so many runners at the Grand National, anything can and literally does happen. We hope that this guide has been useful and helps you decide on your bets. Knowing who the Grand National runners and riders are is the first port of call before taking a punt.

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Jamie Clark (@JamieClarkSport) edited Coral bookmakers’ digital platforms for a number of years with great success before forging a successful freelance career as a tipster. Growing up in an equine environment, Jamie is never afraid to take on the favourite and focuses on value. He is now sourcing you winners at SportsLens from the best of the British and Irish horse racing action.